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New bill would compensate people wrongfully imprisoned in Washington state.
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Tukwila Mall Locked Down After Parking Lot Shooting – Suspect in Custody

A large suburban shopping mall south of Seattle was locked down briefly after a shooting in the parking lot. Tukwila Police reports an officer shot a man driving a stolen car after he tried to run him over in a Southcenter Mall parking garage around midday today. An injured man was taken to Harborview Medical Center and a second person was arrested.

Gov. Inslee Signs Bill That Compensates People Wrongfully Imprisoned

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure that allows people who were wrongfully convicted to receive state compensation for the years they spent in prison. Under the measure, compensation would be similar to the amounts paid by the federal government — a wrongly convicted person would receive $50,000 for each year of imprisonment.

Oregon Election Official Wants Automatic Voter Registration to Come with Drivers License

Oregon’s chief elections official wants nearly everyone with a driver’s license to be automatically registered to vote.

The plan was proposed by Democratic Secretary of State Kate Brown. It goes before a House committee on Wednesday.

Combined with Oregon’s all-mail elections, the measure would mean ballots would be sent to the homes of the vast majority of adult Oregonians.

Oregon had nearly 3 million adult licensed drivers at the end of 2011, the most recent statistics available.

There are currently 2.2 million registered voters.

Republicans have reacted with caution, saying they’re concerned about the potential for fraud.

Residents who didn’t want to be registered to vote would have the right to opt out.

Discovery of 3 Missing Ohio Women Stirs Northwest Hope for Missing Persons Families

The discovery of three abducted women in Ohio gives hope to the father of Kyron Horman who disappeared nearly three years ago in Portland when he was 7 years old.

Kaine Horman tells KOIN the Cleveland rescue reaffirms his belief that his son is out there and will come home.

KATU reports there are 41 missing children in Oregon, according to state police.

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